Rain fury kills 33 in Mumbai, cripples air, rail, road traffic
MUMBAI: Torrential rains wreaked havoc in the city on Sunday leaving 32 dead and six others injured in five separate in dents of landslides, rocutions and a house col pse. The downpour began in the early hours of Sunday and continued through the day.
A landslide in Mahul’s Bharat Nagar cmed the most lives with 19 people reported dead till evening; rescue operations were on at time of going to press. In Vikhroli’s Surya Nagar, 10 hutment dwellers were killed as five shanties col psed after a landslide. Both the Centre and state announced relief for the families of those killed in landslides in Mahul and Vikhroli.
One person was reported dead after a house col pse in Bhandup (W). A 26-year old man was rocuted at an Andheri shop in the morning and another 21-year old man was rocuted at Kandivli (E) after he came into contact with a submerged ric box. He was trying to move his belongings to a safer place during the downpour. Meanwhile in Nsopra, a four-year-old boy is feared to have fallen into a manhole that was left open to drain out rainwater on Sunday.
“Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall col pses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted. He announced Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who died in the landslides and Rs 50,000 to those who were injured.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the families of the deceased and free treatment for the injured. He asked authorities to ensure that medical facilities continue unhampered at jumbo Covid centres.
The Mumbai airport was shut for close to five hours early on Sunday morning and some flights were diverted to other cities. Road and rail traffic was also hit. Power outages were reported in several areas for as long as eight hours. Parts of the city were waterlogged with water entering homes in both the eastern and western suburbs. Some parts of the city did not receive drinking water after flood-water entered the Bhandup water purification complex and operations were shut down.
If india had a population of 10 crore or 15 crore these type of news would be very rare
Pass 1 child policy to save india
It is not the population control problem its the governance problem. See for china even they don't such in dents because they have strong governance
NEVER EVER SAW SUCH SHAMELSS BUNCH OF PPL RULING OUR STATE
Mighty nature is taking its revenge ag inst continued onslaught by the humans; we will witness more fury unless our attacks on nature are not stopped
The ground in Mumbai is covered with concrete. So the rainfall does not get absorbed in the soil, creating flooding. The town planners must make it a point to have at least 40 to 50% of any plot unconcreted and able to absorb rain water. All the CHS societies should abide by this rule. Make rainwater harvesting compulsory.
Every year, it's same situation in the financial capital of India.
It is shame that a richest city or state people are suffering all this time with no end in site.
Why dont they emulate Tokyo flood water drainage sy em.
Deaths during monsoon has become routine.! Good luck Mumbaikars as monsoon has another 75 days to go.!!
Every year such havoc is created during the monsoon, nobody has any plan to solve it, Uddhav, Sonia or Sharad.
Landslides, rocution, flooding, wall collapsing....every year same story. Despite this, why nobody questions BMC and there is no accountibility?
BMC is a corporation of a City but its income is more than many States… stlll coz of co ption and apathy of po iticians mumbaikers suffers…
Mumbai is dying city.. feel pity of the people living in gutters like cockroaches..
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When Mumbai dies, India will be dead...
Drainage sy em will never be modified ....These waste po iticians will go on declare new sy ems on every rainy session but will never do anything ....People of Mumbai are suffering for the last several decades ....It is a curse for them ..Every year hundreds of poor people will die and every Govt will announce compensation and new sy em.....Matter ends there .....
Very incompetent and corrupt state go nment and BMC.
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There are always your days in the year when rain creates Havoc and still the corporation do not act proactively and it's raining about how it cost traffic jams and now it took lives of human which is sad
These are chilling Murders by tthe Authority which stays away from working !
Time Maharashtra has a alternative commercial capital,